The Vikings' injury concerns early in training camp have been well-documented, with the hand-wringing coming mostly because running backs Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon have been sidelined along with new left tackle Riley Reiff.
That same sentiment applies to the injury woes that are throwing a wrench into the master plan of the Vikings' border rivals over in Green Bay. The problems won't matter if they are resolved soon. But for now … well, the Packers' plan to revamp their defense through the draft has hit a snag: Three of their top four picks, which were all used on defensive players, are injured.
Kevin King, a cornerback out of Washington chosen with the No. 33 overall pick, was the latest casualty with a shoulder injury. He joined third-round pick Montravius Adams (defensive tackle) and fourth-rounder Vince Biegel (linebacker) on the sidelines.
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